Gosh Kirsten, why do you look so happy in this picture? I’m so glad that you asked! If there’s one thing in my home that makes my heart glad, it’s functional yet beautiful gadgets. Like the kind we absolutely need to survive with. In this case, thermostats. If we didn’t have thermostats, we’d freeze or burn up.
Introducing GLAS. GLAS was designed by the same company that invented the room thermostat. Talk about history! Their designers and engineers leveraged 135 years of insights in building control systems to create an entirely new type of smart thermostat. GLAS is unique from other smart thermostats because it uses a translucent OLED touchscreen display to control its functions, much like a smartphone. The design of the thermostat allows it to seamlessly blend in with a home’s environment. As a result, GLAS is always monitoring and automating your home—but quietly doing so in the background, until you’re ready to interact with it.
A few fun facts about GLAS that will seal the deal for you.
- Voice Control. GLAS now works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant in addition to Microsoft Cortana®, allowing users to control thermostat functions such as temperature changes with their voice using a smart device connected to each service, such as an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker.
- Functionality. They know that a healthy home starts with the air its residents breathe. GLAS monitors and assesses many different aspects of air quality to ensure that a home’s occupants are comfortable; and, it intelligently adjusts settings to create a healthy environment. The insights about air quality and the settings that GLAS automates as a result are especially helpful for allergy and asthma sufferers. GLAS detects when a home is occupied or empty and can automatically adjust settings to maintain a comfortable and energy-efficient environment.
- Installation. GLAS is compatible with a wide range of residential HVAC configurations, and supports most 24VAC heating and cooling systems. Chances are, it will work with your home’s setup! Another truly unique feature of GLAS is that it can be installed in residential settings as well as commercial applications, such as office buildings or retail stores. They understand that contractors, engineers, facility managers and others involved in HVAC specification for commercial facilities have very exacting and unique standards, and they’ve designed GLAS to adapt to a wide range of installations.
My favorite feature about the GLAS is how easy it is to read. When you get in arms reach, it will sensor you and immediately flash on with the temperature. The whole look is sleek and will have your guests wondering how they can purchase one themselves.
I am still playing around with all of the features GLAS has to offer. I’ve found that their website is a great tool for lots of information and tutorials. This video specifically will give you a direct overview on the product itself.
Images: Hailey Wilson for Simply Grove
This post is sponsored by GLAS. All opinions are my own.
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